Tanzanian Arts and Crafts See New Dawn


THE Tanzania Federation of Crafts and Arts (TAFCA) has developed strategies to ensure artists have access to markets for their products through digital platforms and enable them to increase their income, which also contributes to the economy of the country.

TAFCA Chairman Adrian Nyangamale said during the art exhibition (Bimdashi Beyond Herself) held in Dar es Salaam at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center that due to the challenges of lack of markets which has led to certain artistic works not progressing.

The exhibition was organized by the Indian High Commission, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center (SVCC) in collaboration with Safina Kimbokota and Nevindie Godrich as part of the Mother’s Day celebration in which Tanzanian artists were able to present their artistic works in the form of poetry, drawing, painting. , handcrafted photography, digital artwork, cartoon installation art and sculpture.

“Recently we had talks with a large foreign company to discuss how we can work together and support the crafts and arts industry in the country and they became interested in Tanzanian artists across the country. Dubai exhibition,” he said.

Nyangamale commended the High Commission of India through its Cultural Center for its support in providing opportunities for arts and crafts artists. “I call on all Tanzanians to make a habit of visiting these exhibits because art is medicine,” he said.

According to the National Arts Council of Tanzania, a survey shows that there are 6 million artists of which 4 million are painters, sculptors and potters.

In his remarks, India’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Binaya Pradhan said, “I am very pleased with the Tanzanian artists as we are planning to hold these similar events in the coming month as part of the promotion friendship between India and Tanzania and 60 years of diplomatic relations. reports,”.

He said the exhibition involved 36 young artists from across the country.

In addition, SVCC has participated and supports cultural activities and programs organized by Indian cultural and community associations and other local festivals in Tanzania this year.

At the same event, Artist Residence University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Department of Creative Arts, Safina Kimbokota, who is also a curator, said the exhibition in part celebrated International Mother’s Day and recognized her contribution through the arts.

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